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  • newAoun: Government Lineup is Imminent
    President Michel Aoun affirmed on Thursday that the formation of Lebanon’s government has become imminent, telling reporters “it is just round the corner.”
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 9:47am -
  • newSwedish Princess Victoria Tours Palestinian Refugee Camp, Meets UNRWA
    Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, accompanied by the Swedish Minister of the Elderly and Social Affairs, and the Swedish Ambassador to Lebanon, Jurgen Lindstrom, toured the neighborhoods of Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp where she was bri…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 7:29am -
  • newReport: Breakthrough in Govt. Lineup Looms as Obstacles Ease
    Signs of a breakthrough in the government formation started to emerge, most importantly is the end of a “political breakup” between the Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement after Wednesday’s meeting between FPM chief Jebran Bassil…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:58am -
  • newHariri Receives Sweden Crown Princess Victoria
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received Wednesday evening at the Center House Sweden Crown Princess Victoria, her spouse Daniel and the accompanying delegation, Hariri’s media office said.
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 4:59am -
  • Bassil, Jaafari Discuss Bilateral Relations
    Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks on Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 11:28am -

NNA-Leb

  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

The Dailystar Mideast News

  • newEU-Arab summit set for Feb. 24-25 in Egypt
    European Union and Arab leaders will meet in Egypt in late February for their first summit as part of efforts to forge a new European-African alliance and fight migrant smuggling, officials said Thursday.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:29pm -
  • newLawyers of US student in Israeli boycott case claim 'victory'
    The lawyers of a U.S. student who was barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel, claimed "victory" after the Supreme Court weighed in on the case.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 7:12pm -
  • newDaesh has seized 700 hostages in Syria: Putin
    President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Daesh (ISIS) militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and issued an ultimatum promising to execute 10 people every day.
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 4:27pm -
  • newKhashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media
    The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate.
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 2:53pm -
  • newCritics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to Yemenis
    South Korean progressives are criticizing their government for rejecting a plea for refugee status by nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:19am -
  • newPakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guards
    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants this week.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 9:05am -
  • U.N. Syria envoy to make last push before stepping down
    United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he would step down at the end of November for personal reasons
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:05am -
  • Turkish police search Saudi consul’s home
    Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:04am -
  • Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing
    The border crossing between Jordan and Syria opened to people and goods Monday after being closed for three years, reopening a route that used to carry billions of dollars of trade for countries across the region.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Riyadh vows response to action over journalist
    Saudi Arabia Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European and U.S. allies piled on pressure.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 12:14am -
  • Time running out for Syrians stuck in Rukban: aid workers
    Thousands of Syrians stranded on Jordan’s border with Syria are running out of food as routes leading to their camp are closed by the Syrian army and Jordan is blocking aid deliveries, relief workers and refugees said Thursday.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:09am -
  • Trump ‘demanding’ answers on Khashoggi
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. is demanding answers from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of a well-known Saudi writer and government critic Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 12:02am -

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Dailystar - Lebanon News

  • newE-waste deal: Goodwill or goldmine?
    Lebanese telecommunications company Alfa and multinational Ericsson announced last week they were cooperating to tackle the issue of managing electronic waste, or e-waste, in Lebanon.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:10am -
  • newHariri meets International Support Group members
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Thursday evening informed representatives from the International Support Group for Lebanon of the country’s latest economic and political developments, at a meeting held in his downtown residence.
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 9:39pm -
  • newEsra Sultan power barge to shut off Friday
    After supporting the Lebanese electricity grid over summer, the Esra Sultan power barge will finish the last of the fuel on-board and shut off late Friday afternoon.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:10pm -
  • newHariri optimistic govt will be formed this week: source
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is optimistic that a new government will be formed this week, a source close to the premier-designate told The Daily Star.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:08pm -
  • newSwedish crown princess tours Beirut with Hariri
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri took Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, her husband Prince Daniel Westling and the accompanying delegation on a tour of Downtown Beirut Thursday afternoon.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:03pm -

Dailystar - Live News

  • newTourism sparks battle for Montmartre’s soul
    Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional French songs.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:14am -
  • newWill Italy’s economic problems sink Europe?
    Despite political turmoil and emerging risks at the global level, the eurozone has had two years of strong economic growth, at least by its own historically disappointing standards and even with the United Kingdom lurching toward withdrawal from the…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:13am -
  • newPeru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree
    Pre-Columbian people used its bark as a medicine while South American liberator Simon Bolivar adopted it in Peru’s coat of arms, but the cinchona tree is facing a battle for survival as vast swathes of forest are chopped down to make way for planta…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:13am -
  • newThe case against national artificial intelligence strategies
    Efforts to develop artificial intelligence are increasingly being framed as a global race, or even a new Great Game.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:13am -
  • newAfter Canada, pot industry eyes rest of world
    Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:13am -
  • newIs ‘Hothouse Earth’ avoidable? Making transformational changes
    Nearly 50 years ago, the Club of Rome’s report Limits to Growth warned that if economic growth continued apace without regard for the environment, the world could face ecological and economic collapse in the 21st century.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:13am -
  • newCrimean teen spoke of ‘revenge’
    A teenage gunman who killed 20 people in a Crimean college had spoken of taking revenge for bullying, a girl claiming to be his ex-girlfriend said Thursday, while Russian President Vladimir Putin said the massacre was influenced by U.S. shootings.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newFacebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information
    In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads War Room.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newHamilton poised to join five-time champions club
    Lewis Hamilton stands on the verge of history this week as he needs to outscore Sebastian Vettel by eight points at the United States Grand Prix to become only the third five-time Formula One world champion.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newPacquiao says he’s ‘90 percent’ sure will face Broner in January
    Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said a January fight in the U.S. with American Adrien Broner is almost certain, but he dodged the mounting speculation of a possible rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newSwagger and good grammar: How Italy’s ‘Captain’ builds his brand
    Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy social media presence that any politician would envy including his inspiration, Donald Trump.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newDavis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener
    Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple-double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 Wednesday.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newAfD members monitored by spy agency are now lawmakers
    Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups won seats in its parliamentary election at the weekend, the state’s intelligence agency said.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newHalep withdraws from WTA Finals
    World No. 1 Simona Halep pulled out of next week’s WTA Finals due to a lower back injury Thursday, handing first alternate Kiki Bertens a spot at the season-ending eight-woman event in Singapore for the first time.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -
  • newTop Afghan police chief killed in shooting, U.S. general unhurt
    Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:12am -

Dailystar - Business

  • newMassive tax scam cost Europe $63B: report
    A gigantic years-long tax scam saw banks drain 55 billion euros ($63 billion) from national treasuries in Europe, a far larger sum than previously thought, media from across the continent reported Thursday.
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:48am -
  • newPound recovers after PM says open to longer Brexit transition
    The British pound recovered to turn positive on Thursday after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she was open to discussing an extension of the transition period after Brexit.
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:17am -
  • newAsia stocks falter as China knocked by renewed trade war fears
    China's benchmark stock index skidded to four-year lows and dragged Asian equities down on Thursday, as renewed fears of a broadening economic impact from an escalating Sino-U.S. trade conflict sapped confidence.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:58am -
  • Iran: U.S. efforts to cut our oil exports to zero political bluff
    Statements by the United States that it would reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero are a political bluff, the head of state-run National Iranian Oil Company said, according to a report published by Tasnim news agency Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Don’t mention the price: NOPEC threat prompts change
    OPEC has urged its members not to mention oil prices when discussing policy in a break from the past, as the oil producing group seeks to avoid the risk of U.S. legal action for manipulating the market, sources close to OPEC said.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Saudi tensions add to Dubai stocks’ worst year since 2008
    Traders are running out of reasons to stay in Dubai’s stock market as it heads for its worst year since the 2008 debt crisis. Dubai’s main equities gauge has lost 19 percent this year, pressured mostly by real estate developers. The index is now…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Wall Street cuts losses, stocks wobble
    A gauge of stocks across the world pared losses Wednesday as a rally in bank shares helped buoy Wall Street, but the outlook on earnings soured after a warning on the European auto sector and a revenue miss from IBM. Crude futures fell for the first…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Solidere shares surge on Cabinet hope
    News that Lebanon’s Cabinet formation is imminent has reflected positively on the performance of Solidere shares, which jumped by an average of more than 17 percent in the past two days.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Turkmenistan opens $3.4B chemical plant
    Turkmenistan opened Wednesday a $3.4 billion petrochemical plant as the it seeks to obtain greater value from natural gas and reduce its reliance on exports to China and Iran.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Solidere shares surge on Cabinet hope
    News that Lebanon’s Cabinet formation is imminent has reflected positively on the performance of Solidere shares, which jumped by an average of more than 17 percent in the past two days.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Samsung buys network analysis firm in 5G push
    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G services that require fast data crunching.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • Peace for S.Sudan at last? That may depend on oil price
    A civil war has cast South Sudan into five years of bloody upheaval. The latest peace deal may hinge on something that’s almost as unpredictable: the oil price.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:02am -
  • SocGen CEO cancels attendance at Saudi Arabia investment conference
    The chief executive of French bank Societe Generale has cancelled his attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference, as leading business executives pull out amid widespread concern about the fate of a Saudi journalist.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 12:11pm -
  • More banking executives pull out of Saudi investment conference
    The chief executives of HSBC, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse have pulled out of a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia next week, the latest business leaders to abandon the event amid widespread concern about the fate of a journalist.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 1:06pm -
  • Lebanon hails reopening of Nassib crossing
    President Michel Aoun, officials and industrialists Monday hailed the reopening of the crossing point between Syria and Jordan, stressing that Lebanon should seize this opportunity to ship its goods through Nassib border crossing.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:04am -
  • Lebanon hails reopening of Nassib crossing
    President Michel Aoun, officials and industrialists Monday hailed the reopening of the crossing point between Syria and Jordan, stressing that Lebanon should seize this opportunity to ship its goods through Nassib border crossing.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:04am -
  • Goldman Sachs expects BDL to take steps to avert crisis
    International Investment Bank Goldman Sachs expects the Central Bank to continue to take measures to prevent Lebanon from sliding into a financial crisis.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:04am -
  • Saudi stocks plunge over Khashoggi fallout concerns
    Saudi Arabia’s shares plunged as much as 7 percent Sunday as investors worried about deteriorating relations with the international community after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 12:04am -
  • Fund looks to diaspora to revitalize real estate market
    Dark apartment windows outnumber the lit in the quiet night streets of Beirut’s waterfront and central districts, a reminder of Lebanon’s long economic and real estate slump.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 12:07am -
  • Fund looks to diaspora to revitalize real estate market
    Dark apartment windows outnumber the lit in the quiet night streets of Beirut’s waterfront and central districts, a reminder of Lebanon’s long economic and real estate slump.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 12:07am -
  • U.S. president’s uneasy alliance with OPEC
    There are four letters that seem to spark the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump: O-P-E-C, as oil prices marched to another four-year high.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:06am -
  • US sanctions begin to distort Iran’s economy
    Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it is a staple that some people have started panic-buying, it says a lot about the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:06am -
  • Saudi Arabia to supply oil cargoes to India
    Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, will be supplying Indian buyers with an additional 4 million barrels of crude oil in November, several sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 12:14am -
  • IMF cuts world economic growth forecasts
    The International Monetary Fund Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019, saying that the U.S-China trade war was taking a toll and emerging markets were struggling with tighter liquidity and capital outflows.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:11am -
  • Subsidies render electricity overhaul crippling
    Companies and public institutions risk drastically raising EDL’s deficit by building new power plants and increasing production if subsidies on gasoil and fuel oil are not gradually removed, or if authorities fail to find cheap alternatives, such a…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:07am -
  • Subsidies render electricity overhaul crippling
    Companies and public institutions risk drastically raising EDL’s deficit by building new power plants and increasing production if subsidies on gasoil and fuel oil are not gradually removed, or if authorities fail to find cheap alternatives, such a…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:07am -
  • New online mall for Lebanese brands to launch soon
    A new innovative online mall. Technology s.a.r.l., is set to be launched in two weeks and will host an unlimited number of Lebanese shops and brands on a single platform.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:06am -
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